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The Dallas Cowboys have been busy putting together their coaching staff for the 2021 season. They fired Mike Nolan after a historically bad defense and also parted ways with defensive line coach Jim Tomsula. However, they filled those positions with the hiring of Dan Quinn and Aden Durde, while also adding Joe Whitt, Jr as their new secondary coach.
With current OC Kellen Moore recently interviewing for at least one head coach job, a former team member of the offensive coaching staff is also making some waves. Gary Brown, who was the running backs coach from 2013 to 2019, is set to interview with the Cincinnati Bengals next week for the same position.
Former #Cowboys RB coach Gary Brown, who took last season off to address health concerns, is set to interview next week with the #Bengals, source said. Healthy again, Brown — a trusted mentor to Zeke Elliott and others — plans to coach in 2021 and could have multiple options.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 19, 2021
Brown isn’t a stranger to the AFC North. He was the Cleveland Browns running coach from 2009 to 2012. Once he landed in Dallas, he became a trusted figure of Ezekiel Elliott and guided him to two rushing titles in his first three seasons. Before Elliott, he got back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons out of DeMarco Murray which included him setting the single-season record for rushing yards with 1,845 in 2014.
He took the 2020 season off to treat a malignant tumor near the bile duct and head of his pancreas. Now healthy, he’s looking to resume his coaching career.